Annu Palakunnathu Matthew

MFA Boston Spotlight talk

Come hear me speak about my work in the exhibition (un)expected Families @ MFA Boston on April 21 at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

Reclaimed Baggage @ Northern Illinois University Art Museum

Public Reception:  5-6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 29, NIU Art Museum

curated by Nr

curated by Nirmal Raja

A Photographic Journey of Parallel Histories

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew will present her photo-based artwork, which is a striking blend of still and moving imagery. Her larger work draws on archival photographs as a source of inspiration to examine concepts of memory, cultural assumptions, and national identity. Some of her work explores the powerful appeal of family photographs and how they shape identity and memory. Matthew uses the medium of photography to challenge the distance between past and present and the separation between fact and fabricated history.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Art History and the Zimmerli Museum of Art